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The Galileo Energetic Particles Detector

 

Galileo EPD Handbook

 

Chapter 1. Instrument Summary

 

Numerical Calculation of Three-Dimensional Electron and Proton Trajectories in the Galileo EPD LEMMS Sensor Assembly

 

Yue Wu, Colleen McKee, and Thomas P. Armstrong
University of Kansas, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Galileo EPD Technical Report 86-01, December 1986

 

Contents

 

I. Introduction
II. Principles of EPD Instrumental Response Study
III. Discussion of the Calculation
IV. Results of the Simulation
V. Conclusion
Appendix A. Geometric Structure of Modelled Sensor and Detectors
Appendix B. The Magnetic Field Model
Appendix C. The Computer Program

 

 

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Updated 1/2/19, Cameron Crane

QUICK FACTS

Manufacturer: The Galileo Spacecraft was manufactured by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm, General Electric, and the Hughes Aircraft Company.

Mission Duration: Galileo was planned to have a mission duration of around 8 years, but was kept in operation for 13 years, 11 months, and 3 days, until it was destroyed in a controlled impact with Jupiter on September 21, 2003.

Destination: Galileo's destination was Jupiter and its moons, which it orbitted for 7 years, 9 months, and 13 days.